It Was a Girl
There was a moment when my partner and I changed from two people who were going to have a baby to three humans in a family together. That day, when we birthed our little girl, Calliope, was 6 years ago today.
When Henry called his Mom to report the news it was a typical moment in new parenthood: a little raw, confused and filled with the unknown obligations of a newly huge future.
His Mother now regards the voice mail recording from an hour after Calliope’s birth as one of her most prized possessions.
I am happy to share it today in celebration of two things-the intensely peaceful birth of my child and my partnership with a man who understands the simplicity of parenthood.
Thank you, you two beautiful gingers.